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My Dark Places

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My Dark Places

by Ellroy, James

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
0712675884
ISBN 13
9780712675888
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London: Century, 1996. Ellroy combines true crime with autobiography as he investigates the 1958 murder of his mother. Second British printing. Spine ends gently bumped, pages lightly tanned with a bit of foxing to the edges of the text block. Small crimp to the spine head of the Brodart covered jacket. Signed by Ellroy on the title page.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine.

Synopsis

"Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia InquirerIn 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Bookseller
MLC Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
D200247
Title
My Dark Places
Author
Ellroy, James
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
ISBN 10
0712675884
ISBN 13
9780712675888
Publisher
Century
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1996
Bookseller catalogs
True Crime; Biography/Autobiography;

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